I’m always saying “I should make a list…” Often I do. This morning’s list: Character Names from Popular Culture that are also Sexual Innuendos. So far all I have is One-Eyed Willie (the pirate from Goonies), and Beaver Cleaver, but there must be more.
This is a different list. This is a compilation of all the things that Sara and I have been talking about, all winter long, that we want to get done this summer. It just so happens that there’s twenty one of them, which is a nice number that brings to mind things like gambling and legally getting pissed for the first time. It’s somewhat apropos in that it’s a gamble this entire list will ever be finished before the snow flies again, and I’m going to consume lots of beer in the process.
So here it is.
Finish the hard cider
- Build a clothesline
- Cut down the fire bush
- Move the woodpile
- Plant a garden
- Move the leaf mulch
- Build at least one solar air heater
- Build a chicken coop
- Put siding on the sugar shack
- Build a deck
- Wrap up the 2009 Sugaring season
- Make at least one batch of mead
- Clean/organize the garage.
- Construct a parking area for the sugar shack
- Make a sign for Occasional Creek Maple
- Build cold frames
- Landscape the new creek
- Build stairs for the sugar shack
- Install the dishwasher
- Install the “new” oven
- Insulate and put new drywall in the house
In theory, we should be able to do all of these. Almost everything on this list can be done with materials we already have, or can likely obtain cheap, used, or for free. I’m not likely to stray from that, because, well, I can’t. We’re mega tight on expenses now as it is, no matter how much or how often we try and pretend we’re not. If I can’t find a cheap or free source of drywall and insulation, then we won’t be insulating the house. Luckily, I have Craigslist, Freecycle and time on my side.
Unofficially, project #22 is “Stop watching Episodes of Naruto on Hulu, and get to work.”